Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Texas spine clinic to pay $330,898 to settle improper billing claims

    Longview-based Spinal Decompression Clinic of Texas agreed to pay CMS $330,898 to settle False Claims Act allegations related to the implantation of neurostimulators, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
  2. 4-surgeon Ohio orthopedic group celebrates 45 years — 3 things to know

    Granville, Ohio-based Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine is celebrating 45 years of practice in 2021.
  3. The future of minimally invasive spine surgery: 13 surgeon insights

    From the rising adoption of endoscopic techniques to motion preservation technologies and robotic surgery, the biggest trends in minimally invasive spine surgery are discussed by 13 surgeons.

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  1. Orthofix forecasts Q4 net sales dip, but boom in motion preservation sales: 6 details

    Orthofix expects net sales in the fourth quarter to decrease about 3 percent year over year to $118 million, but projects significant increases in motion preservation sales, according to a preliminary unaudited report posted Jan. 12.
  2. NuVasive, Diamond Orthopedic ink supply deal for limb-lengthening system

    Diamond Orthopedic has secured a supply contract to provide faceted bone screws for NuVasive's Precice Plate, a limb-lengthening and reconstruction system.
  3. Arizona spine hospital building sold for $25M: 5 details

    Chicago-based MB Real Estate Healthcare has purchased Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital building in Mesa for $25 million, Phoenix Business Journal reports.
  4. $45M robotic surgery contract awarded to Synaptive Medical partner

    The Defense Logistics Agency awarded veteran-owned company Fidelis Sustainability Distribution its medical equipment electronic catalog contract valued at up to $45 million over five years.

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  1. $714M facility with 50-bed orthopedic institute 'topped off' at New Jersey medical center

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center's Helena Theurer Pavilion, the state's largest healthcare expansion project, reached its structural completion Jan. 11, according to a news release.
  2. PE-backed spine company shoots for 2022 FDA approval

    SHS Capital has invested in Blue Ocean Spine, a Germany-based device company seeking to expand into the U.S. in 2022.
  3. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  4. Orthopedic EHR vendor acquired by Modernizing Medicine

    Modernizing Medicine, a software company based in Boca Raton, Fla., has acquired orthopedic EHR provider Exscribe.
  1. Alphatec U.S. revenue up 38% in Q4; 'best is yet to come,' CEO says

    Spine device company Alphatec expects to see fourth-quarter U.S. revenue rise between 38 percent and 39 percent year over year, according to a preliminary unaudited report released Jan. 12.
  2. Novel measurement technique for spinal X-rays showcased at CES: 5 details

    A new measurement technique for lumbar spine X-rays is being demonstrated virtually at CES 2021, the annual global tech event produced by the Consumer Technology Association that usually takes place in Las Vegas.
  3. Mercy Health plans $156M medical complex with orthopedic hospital

    Mercy Health plans to build a medical complex that will feature a 60-bed hospital in Mason, Ohio, cincinnati.com reports.
  4. Dr. Adam Crowl 1st to implant latest bone graft to hit the market — 3 things to know

    Richmond-based OrthoVirginia's Adam Crowl, MD, performed the first spinal fusion in clinic with the ViBone Moldable cell bone matrix, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  5. Smith+Nephew expects 7% decline in Q4 sales

    Smith+Nephew expects fourth-quarter revenues to drop year over year due to the pandemic.
  6. Medtronic CEO predicts AI, machine learning as 'the new frontier for medtech' — 4 key quotes

    On a December call as part of the 39th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha shared insights on the company's robotic and spine strategies for the future.
  7. Drs. David Gazzaniga, Dermot Reynolds & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons on the move this week

    Five orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices or were promoted to new roles in the past week:
  8. No added risk of complications for orthopedic surgery at ASCs, study finds

    Orthopedic procedures performed at ASCs result in a relatively low percentage of patients seeking additional care within 24 hours after surgery, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  9. Alabama orthopedic group wins at 2020 CEO Awards

    Robert Greentree, CEO of Southlake Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Spine Center, was honored at the Birmingham Business Journal's 2020 CEO Awards, the news outlet reported Jan. 8.

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